2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Days:
123
Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends

[user22113]
Join us tomorrow at 2 p.m. PDT for coverage of the ESPN televised final table of the $1,000 NLHE with rebuys event.

Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles Eliminated in 10th Place ($23,811)

[user22113]
Barry Cales raised to 25,000 from the small blind, Todd Witteles moved all in from the big blind, and Cales called. Witteles tabled Q-Q while Cales held the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}. The flop was {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Witteles kept his lead. The turn was the {10-Spades} and Cales would need an ace or a king to eliminate him. The crowd let out a huge gasp when the river brought the {A-Spades}, sending Witteles to the rail as the TV final table bubble boy.

Todd Witteles Doubles Through Michael Chu

[user22113]
Michael Chu raised from the button, Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles moved all in from the small blind and Chu called. Chu showed the {A-Spades}{5-Hearts} while Witteles flipped up the {K-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop gave Witteles trips, Chu's hand did not improve on the {2-Clubs} turn or the {7-Diamonds} river, and Witteles doubled up.

After the hand, Witteles was up to 190,000 and Chu was down to 470,000.

Action Slows

[user22113]
The pace of play has slowed considerably as we approach the televised final table bubble. An ESPN crew has swarmed both of our remaining tables, hoping for some good sound bites and "b-roll" (secondary footage). Though there is a substantial ($10,000+) pay jump from 10th place to 11th place, what weighs even more on the minds of some of these players is the chance to play on TV and the opportunites such exposure may afford.
Level:
17
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000